#StanfordNFL Week 6: NFL Debut
The Los Angeles Chargers elevated Foster Sarell off the practice squad and the offensive tackle made his NFL debut off the bench in a 19-16 Monday night overtime victory over Denver. He became the 26th Stanford alum to play in the NFL this season. He played on all of the Chargers' field goal and point-after snaps, including the 39-yard winner by Dustin Hopkins in overtime. In the same game, Cameron Fleming started at offensive right tackle for the Broncos and led the team's linemen in run blocking (80.0) and pass blocking (78.1) grades by Pro Football Focus.
Washington defensive end Casey Toohill had three tackles in the Commanders' 12-7 Thursday night victory in Chicago, including a touchdown-saving push out of bounds of running back Khalil Herbert at the 6-yard line after a 64-yard gain. The Bears would turn the ball over on downs at the 1 – making Toohill's tackle vital in Washington's victory. Toohill played 25 snaps on defense and two on special teams and had a 74.4 tackling grade by Pro Football Focus.
Bobby Okereke. Photo by Robert Scheer/IndyStar - USA TODAY Network.
Indianapolis starting weakside linebacker Bobby Okereke made a game-high 13 tackles, including eight solo, and had a tackle for loss in the Colts' 34-27 victory over visiting Jacksonville. Okereke played 56 defensive snaps and six special teams snaps. Okereke did not miss a tackle, and had a team-high 84.0 tackling grade by PFF. His 13 tackles were one off his career high. Jaguars' offensive tackle Walker Little played on two offensive snaps, both as a tackle-eligible, with one of those resulting in a 61-yard touchdown run by JaMycal Hasty. Little also played three special teams snaps.
Atlanta starting center Drew Dalman played every offensive snap in the Falcons' 28-14 victory over visiting San Francisco. He earned a 70.9 pass blocking grade from Pro Football Focus, with zero sacks and zero hits allowed. Linebacker Curtis Robinson was designated to return from the 49ers' practice squad and made his season debut, playing on four special teams snaps. Robinson was the 25th former Stanford alum to play in the NFL this season.
New York Jets' offensive right guard Nate Herbig played every offensive snap in a 27-10 victory at Green Bay. He did not allow a sack or a QB hit. Defensive tackle Solomon Thomas played 19 defensive snaps for the Jets and had a 72.3 run defense grade by Pro Football Focus.
Christian McCaffrey. Photo by Louis Lopez/Cal Sport Media.
Carolina starting running back Christian McCaffrey rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries and caught seven passes for 89 yards in the Panthers' 24-10 loss at the Los Angeles Rams. McCaffrey caught a short pass for a 49-yard gain, the longest play of the contest, and had six of Carolina's seven longest gains. McCaffrey played on 86 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps. Teammate Henry Anderson had three tackles, including one solo, while playing linebacker. He played 23 defensive snaps and had a QB hurry.
McCaffrey accounted for 74.5 percent of the team's yards from scrimmage, which is the highest by a single player in a game this season. It's the second-highest percentage by a player in a game over the last 20 seasons. This was his 24th career game with 50-plus rushing yards and 50-plus receiving yards, passing Tiki Barber and Ladainian Tomlinson for sole possession of second-most in NFL history. McCaffrey's 390 career receptions are now third all-time for running back receptions in a player's first six seasons.
Minnesota starting nose tackle Harrison Phillips had one tackle in 41 defensive snaps in the Vikings' 24-16 victory at Miami.
Jake Bailey holds for Nick Folk. Photo by Scott Galvin/USA TODAY Sports.
New England's Jake Bailey punted four times for a 41.0-yard average and had three inside the 20-yard line, including one that was muffed and resulted in a Patriots' takeaway and touchdown in a 38-15 victory at Cleveland. Bailey also had two touchbacks on kickoffs and held on a kicker Nick Folk's field goal and four extra-points.
New Orleans starting left cornerback Paulson Adebo had three tackles and one pass defensed while playing every defensive snap in the Saints' 30-26 loss to visiting Cincinnati. He has recorded a pass breakup in each of his three starts since returning from injury. Starting left guard Andrus Peat played 40 offensive snaps and four special teams snaps for the Saints before leaving the game because of injury. For the victorious Bengals, safety Michael Thomas played 19 special teams snaps.
Arizona starting tight end Zach Ertz caught seven passes for 70 yards in a 19-9 loss at Seattle, including a deep 32-yarder down the middle. He leads NFC tight ends with 35 receptions. He played 68 of the Cardinals' 71 offensive snaps. His Seahawks' tight end counterpart Colby Parkinson caught two passes for 11 yards and played 24 offensive snaps and 10 on special teams.
Justin Reid tackles Buffalo's Josh Allen. Photo by Danny Medley/USA TODAY Sports.
Kansas City safety Justin Reid made five tackles, including three solo, and defensed a pass in the Chiefs' 24-20 loss to visiting Buffalo in a rematch of the 2021 AFC Championship Game. He played 72 of Kansas City's 73 defensive snaps and had two QB hurries.
Tennessee tight end Austin Hooper, Las Vegas linebacker Blake Martinez, and Houston quarterback Davis Mills and defensive lineman Thomas Booker had byes.
Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz was inactive. Dallas receiver Simi Fehoko was placed on injured reserve. New England running back Ty Montgomery remained on injured reserve. Philadelphia receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Atlanta tight end Tucker Fisk, and Cincinnati receiver Trenton Irwin were on practice squads.